Monday, April 04, 2011

C is for Coffee Shop

My writer friends who are parents would probably love to switch lives for a day. They could write in my quiet condo with my cats napping nearby.
Having a quiet space to write is great but having good coffee shop to write in is just as important.

Not only do coffee shops provide coffee, tea and other assorted drinks that for some reason almost always taste better than the coffee, tea I make. I think it is because the water is hotter. They care also great places to people watch, listen and meet up with friends.

I also feel accountable in the coffee shop. At the coffee shop there are other people writing or working on laptops. There is the sound of fingers typing, needles knitting and papers being researched or discussed along with the sound of coffee brewing. Being surrounded by other people who are working motivates me to work.

Also coffee shops have scones and sandwiches so if you are writing like crazy and can't stop to make your own lunch they can make it for you.

Here's a link my favorite painting of my neighborhood coffee shop. May Day Cafe

Do you write in coffee shops?


Katie Mills said...

I wish! YOu'd think living on the outskirst of Paris, I'd be able to find myself a decent coffee shop but alas. If I were to dump all three kids on my husband so I could go write in a coffee shop, he'd kill me. LOL

KarenG said...

I don't have a local coffee shop to hang out in. The closest thing was the one at Borders, and now they are closing. Waahhh!

Alicia Gregoire said...

I used to write in the nearby Borders because it was never too packed. I usually use the cafe at my library because I really don't need that many cups of coffee in a 6 hour stretch.

Christina Lee said...

Nope- I wish I did!

E.J. Wesley said...

I do write in a coffee shop most days. I had to buy a good set of headphones to cancel out some of the background noise, but otherwise, I love it. Too many distractions at home.

I've noticed a lot of coffee themes for C day ... probably doesn't help that it's a Monday. Personally, I'll take all of the extra caffeine I can get! :-)

Jen Daiker said...

I love coffee shops so warm and inviting. I love this one called The Daily Brew, warm cinnamon rolls and a nice warm cup of hot tea... Ooo I'm in heaven.

As you can see writing doesn't always get done.

D U Okonkwo said...

Another blogger had a very similar post to this and it made me laugh. I'm more of a tea person myself :)

RosieC said...

Oh, absolutely. I have a great coffee shop nearby that I spent almost all of November in, pulling away at my NaNo experiment. If it ever gets published, the owner is going in the dedication! She was great and listened to me a couple of times while I talked out plot issues I had. I love that place. Oh, and BEST latte EVER!

East for Green Eyes

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

I get too distracted to "write" in coffee shops, but I may do a little brainstorming and planning.

KO: The Insect Collector said...

I would love the option, but usually i write from home because it's fast and easy.
I lived in a coffeeshop in college, the lovely, wonderful Clara's. It went out of business and is now an antique shop. The horror.

Marie Rearden said...

I wish I had a cute, peaceful coffee shop (that I know about anyway). The nearest thing is a Panera, and as soon as the lunch of dinner crowd comes in, peace and quiet is the last thing on my mind.

Great post!

Marie at the Cheetah